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MPORTANT See also Northern Cyprus

35°08.000'N, 033°28.000'E Chart icon.png
Capital Nicosia
Language Greek, Turkish
Currency Euro € (EUR)
Time zone EET (UTC+2) , DST: EEST (UTC+3)
Calling code +357

Cyprus; Greek: Κύπρος [ˈcipros]; Turkish: Kıbrıs [ˈkɯbɾɯs]), officially the Republic of Cyprus (Greek: Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία; Turkish: Kıbrıs Cumhuriyeti, lit. Cypriot Republic), is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean. It is the third largest and the third most populous island in the Mediterranean after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia. It is located south of Turkey, west of Syria and Lebanon, northwest of Israel, north of Egypt, and southeast of Greece.

Cyprus has 400 miles of coastlines but few indentations and natural harbours and anchorages. All its harbours affording all-around shelter are man-made.

In 1975 Cyprus was partitioned into the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (with 34.85% of the population) in the north and the Republic of Cyprus' in the south. The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the European Union (EU).

The island is dominated by two mountain ranges: The Troodos Mountains and the smaller Kyrenia Range. The highest point on Cyprus is Mount Olympus at 1,952 m (6,404 ft), located in the centre of the Troodos range.

Note: This page covers the Southern Republic of Cyprus while the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is covered in a separate page.


British Admiralty
BA775 – Cape Liminiti to Cape Aspro
BA776 – Stazousa point to Cape Liminiti
BA796 – Stazousa point to Cape Eloea
BA846 – Plans of the coast of Cyprus: Limassol lighter basin, Vasilikos, Larnaca, Dhekelia road, Paphos, Limassol
BA847 – Plans of the coast of Cyprus: Kyrenia, Famagusta harbour, Karavost as Boghaz
BA850 – Cape Aspro to Cape Kiti
BA851 – Cape Kiti to Cape Eloea
BA2074 – Cyprus
54440 – Dildarde Burnu to Incekum Burnu
54462 – Larnaca and Approaches
54463 – Approaches to Limassol and Plans on the Coast of Cyprus
54464 – Approaches to Xeros and Kyrenia and plans
M22 – Eastern Mediterranean Passage Chart - South Coast of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon & Cyprus
Greek Hydrographic Service
1604 – Κύπρος (Cyprus)


Cyprus has a subtropical climate – Mediterranean and semi-arid type (in the north-eastern part of the island with very mild winters (on the coast) and warm to hot summers. Snow is possible only in the Troodos Mountains in the central part of the island. Rain occurs mainly in winter, with summer being generally dry. Cyprus has one of the warmest climates in the Mediterranean part of the European Union

The average annual temperature on the coast is around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day and 14 °C (57 °F) at night. Generally, summers last about eight months, beginning in April with average temperatures of 21–23 °C (70–73 °F) during the day and 11–13 °C (52–55 °F) at night, and ending in November with average temperatures of 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) during the day and 12–14 °C (54–57 °F) at night, although in the remaining four months temperatures sometimes exceed 20 °C (68 °F).





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The Cypriot courtesy flag must be flown when entering Cypriot waters. Everyone should remain on board until clearance formalities are completed.

Ship’s papers will be required by the port authority on arrival. Evidence of insurance may also be requested. Printed crew lists will be needed – at least five copies are recommended.

Note: The ship’s VAT papers must be translated into Greek. The best way to find a certified translator is to go to the High Court in Larnaca and ask for a translator.


Port Police and Immigration work 24/7 but the Customs Office is only staffed 7 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.

Warning: The captains of boats which have stopped in Northern Cyprus are liable to incur heavy penalties (fines) and possible imprisonment. This is because the authorities in the Republic of Cyprus consider it an illegal act to stop in an area of the island, which is under foreign occupation. This is an extremely serious matter and mariners are therefore advised to avoid at all cost being caught in the politics of the area.

If wishing to visit the south after having cleared out of the north, then it is advisable to visit a Turkish or Greek island first to avoid having any evidence of having been in the north.

Customs and Immigration


All yachts must report to Customs. EU boats need proof of VAT paid status, boat registration, Bill of Sale and – if possible – a builder’s certificate and evidence of conformity with EU/CE regulations and build standards. Many older boats may not have these documents in which case Customs will do an inspection.

Non-EU boats, non-VAT paid are issued with a 6 month import licence which can then be extended (unless another country has issued it, in which case it will be checked for compliance). Proof that the skipper is not an EU citizen (i.e. passport) is required. The import licence can be suspended if the skipper leaves the country as long as Customs is notified of departure and return.


Although a member of the EU, Cyprus is not part of the Schengen Area and so is a useful place to wait to ‘re-set’ your Schengen visit limit.

Visas are not required by citizens of the European Economic Area, and many other counties, for stays of up to 90 days. See the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an updated list of nationalities that do and do not require a visa.

Fees and Charges

See Cyprus Department of Customs and Excise.


See Cyprus Prohibitions.

Health and Security


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Cyprus is a safe place with low crime rates.




Harbour icon Larnaca [[Cyprus#Larnaca|Larnaca]] 34°55.682'N, 033°38.864'E
Larnaca (Greek: Λάρνακα [ˈlarnaka]; Turkish: Larnaka or İskele) is a city on the Southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the eponymous district. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with a metro population of 144,200 in 2015. It has a large commercial port. Yachts go to Larnaca Marina


Harbour icon Latsi [[Cyprus#Latsi|Latsi]] (Latchi) 35°02.504'N, 032°23.835'E
Port of Entry

Latsi is a miniature harbour with depths 2-3 m but in places less then 1 m. Water, electricity. Fuel by tanker. Authorties come from Pafos. You can anchor off in the Blue Laggon.

VHF channel 16


Harbour icon Limassol [[Cyprus#Limassol|Limassol]] (Lemesos) 34°39.140'N, 033°01.645'E
Port of Entry
Limassol is is an important commercial port, the largest in Cyprus, located towards the western end of Cyprus’ southern coast. It is a popular tourist location and a lively city.


Harbour icon Paphos [[Cyprus#Paphos|Paphos]] 34°45.209'N, 032°24.637'E
Port of Entry

Paphos /ˈpæfɒs/ (Greek: Πάφος [ˈpafos]; Turkish: Baf) is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. In antiquity, two locations were called Paphos: Old Paphos, today at Kouklia, and New Paphos. Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage for its spectacular ancient remains, and was selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017, along with Aarhus.

The town is focused around the little harbour whose picturesque open-air fish restaurants line the quayside. This part of the town is known as Kato Pafos. The port generally provides good shelter but can be uncomfortable in strong southerlies. There are water, electricity and toilets (no showers). A fuel station in the town. Good shopping for provision, many restaurants in the town.


Harbour icon Zygi [[Cyprus#Zygi|Zygi]] 34°43.613'N, 033°20.487'E

Zygi (Greek: Ζύγι; Turkish: Terazi) is a small village on the south coast of Cyprus, between Limassol and Larnaca. Before 1974, Zygi had a mixed Greek- and Turkish-Cypriot population. It is a well-known fishing port and renowned for its fish restaurants. But there are no facilities for visiting yachts here (toilets, water electricity). Fuel can be delivered by mini-tanker. Zygi may be useful, however, for an overnight stop.

There are many restaurants here but it is a long walk to get provisions.

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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Larnaca Marina

Larnaca Marina/wiki/Cyprus#Larnaca_Marina
Marina icon Larnaca Marina [[Cyprus#Larnaca Marina|Larnaca Marina]] 34°55.081'N, 033°38.555'E
Port of Entry

Berthing facilities for around 400 yachts of various sizes. The minimum depth of the useable part of the marina is approximately 1.5m and the maximum is 3m.

Fresh water, electricity, toilets, showers, laundry, fuel station. 24-hour security, chandlery, 40-ton travel hoist, and repair services. A 5-minute walk from the centre of the town. Restaurant and provisions.

Note: The marina can be full. Many yachts book space a year in advance.; Tel: +357 (24) 653 110; Fax: +357 (24) 624 110; VHF channels 08 & 16
Address: Larnaca Marina, CY 6023, Larnaca, Cyprus

Limassol Marina

Limassol Marina/wiki/Cyprus#.5B.5BLimassol_Marina.5D.5D
Port of Entry
Limassol Marina has 650 berths for yachts up to 110 m long.

Saint Raphael Marina

Saint Raphael Marina/wiki/Cyprus#.5B.5BSaint_Raphael_Marina.5D.5D
Port of Entry
Saint Raphael Marina has 237 berth marina with fuul amenities


Blue Laggon

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Anchorage icon Blue Laggon [[Cyprus#Blue Laggon|Blue Laggon]] 35°03.296'N, 032°25.441'E


  • Cyprus' main airport is 1 Larnaca Airport (LCA).
  • Nicosia International Airport (NIC)
  • Occasional ferries connect Cyprus to Greece
  • Public transportation in Cyprus has been revamped with all new buses in Nicosia. Still, most Cypriots drive. There are no railways in Cyprus.


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